Credant Technologies has announced a deal with Dell to provide encryption and data protection for its commercial client systems.

Beginning today, Dell customers may select the Credant mobile guardian Dell edition security encryption solution installed on Dell Precision workstations, Latitude laptops and OptiPlex desktops. 

Credant has also announced the launch of Credant FDE DriveManager that allows customers to manage self-encrypting hard drives shipped by Dell on Latitude PCs. According to the companies, these solutions offer customers flexibility in deciding which hardware and software solutions best meet their needs, safe in the knowledge that all of their data can be protected.

Bob Heard, CEO of Credant Technologies, said: “We are delighted that Dell, one of the leading computer companies in the world, has selected Credant as a data protection and compliance supplier. It is inspiring that Dell recognises the importance of data security and therefore empowers its business customers with intelligent encryption technology that will help protect their data from loss or breaches, and meet their compliance obligations, from the day they purchase a new PC.

“We are committed to delivering endpoint data protection that enables business processes to continue unhindered. By working with Dell we are delighted that its customers can utilise our technology to ensure the data on their endpoint devices is adequately protected.”

Steve Lalla, VP and general manager of the commercial client product group at Dell, said: “The Credant mobile guardian Dell edition solution meets that critical need and provides compliance-ready data encryption with minimal impact on operational processes and the user experience. This allows customers to focus on their core business and end-users to get more done.”